Chaos & Comfort

by August

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1.
Pretend 03:41
I don’t want to, I can’t stop Overthink it, let it drop Ignore it and just let it fade Hide inside my mind all day I can’t help it, I’m in too deep I lost my place when I moved my feet A wick burnt out, a light gone dim I think I snapped from being stretched too thin I don’t have to fix it, I can let this go Trust my intuition, I can still say no You can still set limits, you’ll rise and start again Perfection is a nightmare, so let’s not play pretend Perfection is a nightmare, so let’s not play pretend I don’t care if it’s tonight But somehow I will get it right I’ve spent too long in my own head I woke up just to yearn for bed I don’t have to fix it, I can let this go Trust my intuition, I can still say no You can still set limits, you’ll rise and start again Perfection is a nightmare, so let’s not play pretend Perfection is a nightmare, so let’s not play pretend Thought it was easy, thought it was just me I don’t know I don’t have to fix it, I can let this go Trust my intuition, I can still say no You can still set limits, you’ll rise and start again Perfection is a nightmare, so let's not play pretend
2.
Last night I tried to call your house Voice my thoughts, regrets, and my doubt I had an excuse for everything A reason for me disappearing It came to me that I might have been wrong Thought my opinion was the reigning one Turns out our minds are fickle things change your perspective, change everything I always seem to be right in the center Claiming my way has got to be better Make me a saint for being a martyr I’ve made mistakes and am none the wiser I thought I could pull you away from your pain Thought I could save you if I just choked the chain But I’m not a savior or anything great I could try harder but you’re not mine to save I always seem to be right in the center Claiming my way has got to be better Make me a saint for being a martyr I’ve made mistakes and am none the wiser So call me a bitch for my mistake as a friend I’m a narcissist for just giving a damn Call me whatever but know that I care I’m sorry, I’m learning, I’ll get there So call me a bitch for my mistake as a friend I’m a narcissist for just giving a damn Call me whatever but know that I care I’m sorry, I’m learning, I’ll get there None the wiser None the wiser None the wiser I’ll get there I always seem to be right in the center Claiming my way has got to be better Make me a saint for being a martyr I’ve made mistakes and am none the wiser I always seem to be right in the center Claiming my way has got to be better Make me a saint for being a martyr I’ve made mistakes and am none the wiser
3.
A serpent in broad daylight A predator by candlelight I didn’t know what you were before A demon with an angel face A liar with a cloak of grace Who would’ve known what you were before Oh the monster inside of you You told me stories of the past Rolled in sugar and alabaster Who would have known What you were before You hid the truth between your teeth But truth comes out eventually And now I know what you did before Oh the monster inside of you Oh the monster inside of you Tell me how can you be two people at once The side you show me is the side I love But a trigger is all it takes to hurt someone So Darling, put down your gun I sifted through your memories Through drunken words and jeopardy Who would have known what you were before A villain with a heart of ice With hands as warm as paradise Who would have known what you did before Oh the Monster inside of you Oh the Monster inside of you Tell me how can you be two people at once The side you show me is the side I love But a trigger is all it takes to hurt someone So darling, put down your gun I know you didn’t mean it, your wounds are still there Someone else was a monster before you got here Now I see you don’t mean to act like you do But you cant help yourself from splitting in two No you cant help yourself from splitting in two But you cant help yourself from splitting in two Tell me how can you be two people at once The side you show me is the side I love But a trigger is all it takes to hurt someone So darling, put down your gun
4.
Bittersweet 04:10
They say time heals all things But it seems the clock stopped moving I hid from the truth for too long Fighting for something long gone It’s all just so bittersweet In losing love to be complete They say it’s just part of life To break your heart to free your mind So baby let me feel it all I want to rise so I can fall And build myself back up again You have to lose before you win Take my heart, rip it in two This change has been long overdue I’m tired of just playing it safe Here’s my heart for you to break I tried to stand so tall Scared to rock the boat and lose it all Force it all to stay the same But I lost control when you began to change (Honestly) But honestly (Never see) I could never see (I am more) That I am more (Was before) Than I was before (Take my soul) So take my soul (All control) Take all control (Let me be) And let me be Free So baby let me feel it all I want to rise so I can fall And build myself back up again You have to lose before you win Take my heart, rip it in two This change has been long overdue I’m tired of just playing it safe Here’s my heart for you to break I’ll never know what I did To deserve this But I’m stronger for it I may have cried in the past But I know it won’t last Cuz I am stronger for this So baby let me feel it all I want to rise so I can fall And build myself back up again You have to lose before you win Take my heart, rip it in two This change has been long overdue I’m tired of just playing it safe Here’s my heart for you to break
5.
Tell me what it is you’re searching for I see your heart knocking, then you run from the door Worry’s just a sign that soon things will change And fear just promises you’ll never be the same Here we are once again Circling bout the problem at hand You want something to break up the silence You want reasons to set off the sirens You want something sturdy You want something strong You want to know that you finally belong Search the external for something secure Hands come up empty and still you’re unsure You widdle your heart as if it was wood Slowly chipping away the parts that were good You call it normal as if its a part of the change You call it natural as if you’re turning a page But tell me what it is you’re searching for I see your heart knocking, but then you run from the door Worry is just a sign that soon things will change And fear just promises you’ll never be the same But something inside is breaking much deeper The foundation you’ve build it getting much weaker The floor you stand on can only take so much weight This wall you’ve been building is starting to break

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released July 16, 2020

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August Grand Rapids, Michigan

August is a five piece soul-pop band rooted in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their lyrics tell stories of the intimate human experience and are musically presented in a dynamic and approachable fashion. In a review of the album, Local Spins writes, “Through a backdrop of expansive instrumentals [August] gives a comforting message of hope, a sentiment that everything will be OK.” ... more

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